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Open Call for artists: The Saari Residence 2021

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Open call for artists: Saari Residence 2021 is open

The Saari Residence, maintained by Helsinki-based Kone Foundation, is an international residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland. It offers an excellent opportunity for artists of all disciplines and nationalities to focus undisturbed on creative work in the scenic surroundings of a rural manor house, as well the chance to interact with other residents.

Application period

The annual application period for residencies taking place in 2021 is now open and ends on Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 at 4 p.m. Finnish time (Eastern European summer time, GMT +3).

Applying
Open call for residencies is always for the residency place for the following year.

The two-month individual residency periods are January to February 2021, March to April 2021, September to October 2021 and November to December 2021, while the group residencies for 1 to 4 weeks take place during the months of May, June, July and August 2021.

Submit your proposal through the online grant service. Applications cannot be sent via email or outside the online service. Please read our guidelines carefully before applying.

The Saari Residence offers:

A grant
An individual residency spanning two months includes accommodation, a workroom and a monthly grant, the sum of which is determined by the applicant’s experience (€2,400 / €2,800 / €3,500 per month). The purpose of the grant is to cover the cost of living, travel costs and other expenses. Groups can apply for grant and support for travel expenses for a work period of one to four weeks.

Support for slow travel
Slow travel refers to avoiding flying and other ecologically unsustainable means of transport. You can apply for support for slow travel if you are coming to Saari Residence from outside of Finland and travelling out of Finland when leaving. If the journey takes more than a week in total, it is possible to also apply for a work grant for the travels.

Accommodation
The Saari Residence apartments have a kitchen or kitchenette with basic amenities, and one of the buildings has a shared kitchen. Each resident has an apartment to themselves, including an en suite shower and toilet. Groups stay in more compact accommodations and often share apartments.

Working space
The barn at the Saari Residence has been renovated as a diverse workspace for various artistic practices. The building contains a dance studio, three studios for visual artists, a sewing machine and a woodworking shop. The rooms for literary work are located in the apartments. The residence does not have a darkroom, media room or equipment for printing, pottery, graphics or textile work. One may apply for a residency for also the planning stage of their work. Groups working at the residence during summer months may also work in the unheated outbuildings. Residents will not have to share workspace with others.

A peaceful working environment
The Saari Residence is located in a tranquil rural setting surrounded by nature, situated on the shore of Mynälahti, 30 km north of Turku. The diverse workspaces and peaceful countryside surroundings provide a productive setting for focusing on one’s work. The Saari Residence is not intended, for example, for networking within the field of art or for hosting exhibitions or performances. No exhibition or performance is required at the end of the residency period.

The opportunity to meet other artists
The Saari Residence is also a meeting place for artists and researchers. The two-month individual residency periods, with typically seven artists from different fields and a researcher working on Kone Foundation grant staying at the residence at a time, provide plenty of opportunities for interaction that crosses the boundaries between both different art forms and art and science. At the same time, the Saari Residence offers peaceful and unique place where residents can focus on their work. The Saari Residence’s Community Artist works at the residence throughout the year.

 

Who can apply?
The residency positions are intended for individual professional artists, fiction writers, poets, novelists, translators, curators and critics, and artistic collectives (work groups or established organizations with a business ID, the minimum group size is 3 people) of all disciplines and all nationalities for the purpose of carrying out a project proposal presented in advance. Work partners can apply for individual residency in a joint application.

The selections for Saari residents emphasise artists whose work is rejuvenating and topical, as well as new forms of art. For each residency period, our aim is to select both Finnish and international artists, with representation from several different disciplines of art and stages of career.

Deadline: 
03/31/2020

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Call for Residents at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

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PAINTERS • NOVELISTS • CLIMATE ACTIVISTS • PHOTOGRAPHERS • BIOLOGISTS • COMPOSERS • POETS • JOURNALISTS • ARCHITECTS • FILM MAKERS • OCEANOGRAPHERS • INVENTORS • BOTANISTS • CERAMICISTS • PLAYWRIGHTS • ILLUSTRATORS • CURATORS • PERFORMERS • PRINT MAKERS • FORESTERS • CHANGE MAKERS…

Sitka residencies provide time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. Residents from  a broad range of art, writing, performance and science-based practices come to Sitka to create and explore away from the familiar contexts and constraints of daily routines, and free from external expectations. Located within the unique ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon's central coast, Sitka is a place where natural curiosity is sparked and creativity is unleashed.

Since our founding, we have hosted hundreds of visual artists, photographers, writers, journalists, musicians, composers, filmmakers, educators and a broad range of natural scientists and interdisciplinary creatives. We currently invite 14-30 practitioners to stay at Sitka each year. Some are emerging voices while others are practicing professionals, and our residents represent a diversity of geographies and cultural backgrounds. A range of personal and shared experiences are possible at Sitka, from sanctuary and solitude to cross-pollination and community.

Deadline: 
04/30/2020

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Beyond - An Anthology of Short Stories

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Deadline 30th of April 2020 (Midnight GMT)

This anthology is dedicated to re-imagining and recovering the future, and all of its exhilarating, bewildering and unsettling possibilities. Rejecting the facile assumptions of neoliberal technological optimists who propagate the limited novelty of ‘innovation’ as progress, we’re looking for work that proceeds from the more disconcerting notion that our current paradigm is one of chaos and disorder. This could include fiction that deals with the various symptoms of this perceptible crisis; polarization, disaffection, alienation, ecological collapse, sensory over-stimulation, the destabilization of perception, the increasingly fraught and contended field of desire, and psychopathology in all of its quotidian manifestations. The psychological and material terrain which we inhabit is continuously in flux, and demands new forms of sublimation.

These are some of the basic themes we have in mind, but they cannot really be more than mere guidelines. What we’re after is prose that embodies a form of aesthetic resistance to the institutionalized mediocrity which pervades neoliberal society, what the late Mark Fisher designated as imaginative work that acknowledges and accelerates what is new without recourse to nostalgia and pastiche.

We purposefully leave this call for submissions brief, because it’s highly likely that what we’re looking for hasn’t been written (or imagined) yet.

We hope to receive a broad range of submissions to consider and reflect on.

Criteria

Original short fiction in English* of between 4000 - 6000 words

Please send all submissions to the email address listed below as a Word or Pdf document.

Use the following formula in the subject heading: ‘Submission - Title, First Name + Last name’

Please include a covering letter with some brief biographical information (150 - 300 words max.)

We commit to reading all submissions, and will offer feedback (if requested) irrespective of the decision to publish.

Deadline 30th of April 2020 (Midnight GMT)

*We have plans to accept submissions in French and German in the future, however this is not possible as of yet.

Deadline: 
04/30/2020

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ConTEXT III

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The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “ConTEXT III,” an all media exhibition focusing on the written word’s role in the visual arts. The power of words cannot be overstated. Contemporary society is saturated with media and this exhibition showcases how intertwined the literary and visual arts are. We must ask ourselves how the words we read, and how we read them, impacts our understanding of the world. We ask artists ‘What happens when the visual arts and literary arts are fused?’

 

Awards: 

Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each

 

Eligibility: 

Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. 

Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org 

 

Entry Fee:

Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24. 

 

Entry Specifications:

A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee.  

 

Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror. 

 

See Exhibitions FAQ on www.foundryartcentre.org/frequently-asked-questions for details. 

 

Juror:

Levi Sherman is an interdisciplinary artist in Columbia, MO. He received his MFA in Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago in 2015 and a BFA in Visual Communications from the UNiversity of Arizona in 2012. Manifested in print, performance, and publishing, his practice is firmly rooted at the intersection of text and image. His artist’s books are held in collections including the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. His critical writing can be found in AfterImage, Full Bleed, the Journal of Artists’ Books, and elsewhere in print and online.

 

Exhibition Space:

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 

 

Publicity:

The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 

 

Delivery and Pick Up:

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3” x 5” card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of  the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the FAC to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 

 

Sales, Liability, and Insurance:

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit. 

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Awards: 

Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each

Deadline: 
03/16/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$35
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“Grey” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline February 28, 2020

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| Theme:

Grey surrounds us, sometimes in surprising ways. In beach pebbles, a pair of smiling eyes, a kitten’s fur, and the cold embers of a fireplace. This neutral colour is cool, calming and timeless. But, it can also feel dull, drained, and emotionless. Grey can make other colours stand out. Grey can hide a story. Share your shades of GREY with words or imagery.

| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

| Highlights:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.

| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

Deadline: 
02/28/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$15+
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The A3 Press: Call for Chapbook Manuscripts

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The A3 Press is looking for new chapbook submissions. Deadline is 10 January, 2020.

The A3 Press is a place for work that might struggle to find a traditional home, work that's lyrical and intense, a bit weird, perhaps, hybrid, experimental. We like work that is urgent, that says something about what it's like to be alive at this point in history. 

Do you have a series of poems or short stories, or a long story that can be spread out over several pages? Maybe a short play in 12 parts or scenes, or even 12 very short plays? Do you have a combination of drawings and short stories? Poems and photographs? Maybe 12 drawings or photographs without text that would fit into our A3 map-fold format?

We publish approximately ten titles a year. Email us directly with any questions, or contact us via Twitter.

Prizes: 

Selected titles receive £200 (approx $250) and 10 copies of their chapbook.

Deadline: 
01/10/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$20
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